Troy Studios is situated on the outskirts of Limerick. The development of the studios saw the transformation of the old Dell factory in Limerick into what is now a major asset for Ireland’s Creative industries. This project aims to:
- Bring investment to the regions in line with the Action Plan for Jobs;
- Bring creativity to the centre as set out in the Creative Ireland Programme;
- Bring top quality jobs and training to a whole new generation in Limerick to ensure that Limerick becomes a major centre of film and TV drama for years to come.
The studios is located in the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) which stretches along the entire western seaboard of Ireland, from Donegal in the north to Kerry in the south. The AEC is home to hundreds of successful businesses. The further development of the Atlantic Economic Corridor is a long-term collaborative initiative encompassing Ireland’s business community, national and local government, higher education sector, and public bodies with the objective of nurturing entrepreneurialism and innovation, encouraging infrastructural investment, attracting foreign direct investment and supporting indigenous companies with global ambitions.
The much anticipated Syfy series Nightflyers was produced in Troy Studios over a nine month duration. The series, based on George R.R. Martin’s 1987 Novella was produced by NBC Universal and Universal Cable Productions, alongside Wild Atlantic Pictures with Irish producers Macdara Kelleher and Eoin Egan, and aired on the Syfy Channel in the US in December 2018, and was also be made available on Netflix. The production of the television series at Troy Studios resulted in 320 direct jobs and a €53 million boost to the local economy.
The Irish Film Board (IFB) granted production funding to Nightflyers, while its training arm, Screen Training Ireland, also collaborated with Troy Studios and Nightflyers to develop work-based learning initiatives for new entrants, alongside shadowing and mentoring opportunities for more experienced industry practitioners. Since the Troy Studios Open Day in late 2016, Screen Training Ireland has delivered training in areas such as Construction, Set Build, Introduction to the Production Office, Drafting and a P.A. Boot camp.
Troy Studios is committed to building a highly skilled local crew base in the medium term; forged strong links with higher education institutes in the region including University Limerick and Limerick School of Art and Design with over 3,700 students engaged in creative studies. It intends to develop a new Training Studio of 2,150 Sq ft as part of expansion plans.